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Court Grants Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

In a rare case of a class action brought against a Government entity for California Labor Code violations for failure to reimburse necessary school supplies and expenses under Labor Code section 2802 as well as a breach of written employment contract, on September 22, 2015, Judge John M. Pacheco of the San Bernardino Superior Court Granted Plaintiff Dora Alcaraz’s motion …

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California Supreme Court Clarifies When Prevailing FEHA Defendants Can Recover Costs

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal …

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California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour starting July 1, 2014 and up to $10 per hour by January 1, 2016 [SPACE] In July 2014, the minimum salary test for the Executive, Administrative, …

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The California Supreme Court Announces Big Brinker Decision for Employees

The California Supreme Court just announced a big class action employment decision in Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court. The decision clarifies some laws as they pertain to employers and employees, and sets forth a simple three part test for meal period compliance. The Court specifically held that employer satisfies [its meal period compliance] obligation if it (1) relieves its …

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Urbino v. Orkin Services of California – USDC Central Finds Class Action PAGA Waiver Unconscionable

In Urbino v. Orkin Services of California, the USDC Central Court (Judge Carney) Finds Class Action PAGA Waiver Unconscionable and joins a growing list of opinions finding AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011) inapplicable in the California wage and hour class action contex.

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No Attorney-Client Privilege for Employee's Emails to Lawyer from Company Computer

Attorney-client privilege does not protect employee emails sent to attorney from the Company’s computer where company had email inspection policy

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